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The Lion's Roar

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Boys Ready to Serve

Gracen Tate
Photo of the Butter ball poster seen around the school hallways.

Coming on December 14th, “The Lion’s Roar”  is holding the second annual Butterball tournament. Butterball is a boys’ volleyball tournament between grade levels, and this year an overflow team and a mystery team will be added. 


“It’s just a fun way to be with friends and have a little bit of competition between other kids at school,” senior William Moore said. “It’s fun to compete against other grade levels, some of the other athletes.”


The tournament benefits the newspaper and the community. At least 15% of the money raised will be donated to the Louisa Resource Council to help bring Christmas dinners to local families. This year, there will be a 50/50 raffle, meaning the winner of the raffle gets 50% of the raffle money. 


In the competition, there is a spread of four years between the freshman and the seniors. The seniors are expected to have more knowledge and overall size over the younger grades. Freshman coach, and girl’s volleyball player, Taryn Waddy admitted that the younger grades have a disadvantage when it comes to height, but she has plans. 


“I feel like that if we can get a good technique to get around it,” Waddy said. “I think it’s gonna be pulled off at the last one.” 


The seniors may have a competition this year led by the proud juniors coach, Jillian Kegley.


“The junior squad is very talented,” Kegley said. “The juniors will definitely win this year.”


 This year, the seniors are more willing to participate, filling the ten-man roster and having the majority on the overflow team. A group of seniors have even been practicing over the summer including a scrimmage against a travel team. 


“We crushed them,” senior Hayden Pugh said. 

Seniors Hayden pugh (standing) and Joshua Morgan (sitting) posing together in the hallway ready to win. (Gracen Tate)

The seniors are favored to win this competition with their height advantage over the younger classes. 


“It’s gonna be a cakewalk,” senior Joshua Morgan said. “No one’s gonna stand a chance against the seniors.” 

Senior Joshua Morgan measured the tall height of fellow teammate Hayden Pugh, the tape measuring reading seven feet. (Gracen Tate)

The seniors are confident that they will crush the underclassmen, but will they be able to hold up against the mystery team?


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Owen McHugh, Copy Editor
Owen McHugh is a Copy Editor for The Lion's Roar. He enjoys writing about a variety of topics ranging from sports to arts and entertainment. He loves playing and watching soccer with his family.

Gracen Tate, Copy Editor
Gracen Tate is a senior  and first year staff member on the Lions Roar Newspaper. She enjoys hanging out with friends and making people smile. In her free time she also loves reading and writing, she spends most of her focus on writing romantic short stories and is even bouncing between a couple romance novels.

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